France

Louis Malle – Le souffle au coeur AKA Murmur of the Heart (1971)

Synopsis:
Laurent Chevalier, a 14-year-old boy, saw his mother as the closest friend. The two of them went to a mountain resort. Clara Chevalier flirted with one of the hotel guests, her son met girls of the same age. However, on the holiday and Laurent, and his mother were left without companions … Read More »

Jean-Denis Bonan – Tristesse des anthropophages (1966)

Quote:
A Christ is sentenced by his peers to return to his mother’s womb. Rejected by the censorship commitee on the grounds of “scenes of extreme eroticism and dialogs of the scatological and obscene variety”. Read More »

Joana Preiss – Sibérie (2011)

A couple equipped with digital cameras travels by the Trans-Siberian Train. She (Joana Preiss) is a known actress and a model. He (Bruno Dumont) is a world-famous and valued director who decides for the first time to stand on the other side of a camera. Instead of the picture of the merry couple, the bitter portrait of the relationship that is falling apart emerges from “Siberie”. Bruno and Joana record theirs confessions, doubts, moments of happiness and moments of weakness. They talk about love, desire and art. Austere and endless space of Russia that is seen behind the windows of the train puts their feeling to the test. Read More »

Etienne Comar – Django (2017)

-Synopsis-
The story of Django Reinhardt, famous guitarist and composer, and his flight from German-occupied Paris in 1943. Read More »

Gaspar Noé – Short Plays: Shoot (2014)

PLOT
Young people playing and dribbling with a ball, as seen from the ball’s point of view Read More »

Jean-Luc Godard & Anne-Marie Miéville – Soft and Hard (1986)

Jonathan Rosenbaum in the Chicago Reader wrote:
Soft and Hard (A Soft Conversation Between Two Friends on a Hard Subject)
Soft and Hard, a highly intimate 48-minute video made by Godard and Anne-Marie Mieville for English television three years later, shows Godard and Mieville at their home in rural Switzerland. In many ways the most intimate and domestic of Godard’s works, it broaches the matter of what distinguishes film from video. Can be viewed in retrospect as necessary preludes to his recently completed magnum opus, the eight-part Histoire(s) du cinema. Read More »

Guillaume Canet – Ne Le Dis a Personne AKA Tell No One (2006)

Pediatric Alex Beck (François Cluzet), still devastated by the savage murder of his wife Margot (Marie-Josée Croze) in the early days of their marriage eight years ago, receives an anonymous email.
When he clicks on the link he sees a woman’s face standing in a crowd and being filmed in real time – Margot’s face. Is she still alive? And why does she instruct him to ‘tell no one’? Read More »